Winter has a tendency to leave its mark on your skin – and not in a good way. Dry, cracked hands, hair and lips are telltale signs of the season’s brutal climate. But just because it’s cold, windy (maybe even snowy?) and hugely dehydrating, doesn’t mean that your makeup should reflect this.
Enter Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner, an all-natural version of the coveted tinted lip balms (think Nivea, Kiehl’s and Fresh). I am constantly applying balm to my lips come winter, and while my pout craves the moisture, my face yearns for some color. Ilia’s tinted lip conditioners are my latest obsession, giving both hydration and a hint of tint. Now you can battle the day with a healthy, hydrated smile without sacrificing color.
The balm combines organic ingredients and 100 percent natural dye to soothe and condition the lips and add a dash of natural pigment with a semi matte finish (gloss + wind = nightmare!). Layer to create higher intensity color. With 15 shades to choose from – all in the sheer range – there is a hue for every occasion. And the colors are all incredibly wearable for day, while still being a go-to balm for moisturization.
Also available from Ilia – an all-natural lip exfoliant in stick form! Use nightly to wipe away the day and remnants of flakey, feathering skin. Ilia’s Balmy Nights ($24) is a blend of organic ingredients and tiny granules of volcanic stone powder that gently yet effectively exfoliate lips for a smooth, even finish. Ladies, lip exfoliation in winter is a must!
PRICE TAG: $24 each